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Post by ed » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:10 am

The only real sport, that and Curling and moose tipping

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Interesting bout tonight. MMA guy against a real boxer.
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Re: Boxing

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:47 pm

Yea, it will be interesting.

I've got no doubt McGregor would destroy Mayweather in an MMA ring. But he's never had a boxing match. I don't know if it is quite apples and oranges but their different fruits of some kind.

Current odds
Floyd Mayweather by KO TKO or Disqualification ... 4/6
Floyd Mayweather by Decision or Technical Decision ... 11/4
Conor McGregor by KO TKO or Disqualification ... 7/2
Conor McGregor by Decision or Technical Decision ... 25/1
Draw or Technical Draw ... 33/1
http://sports.coral.co.uk/boxing/upcomi ... 02698.html

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McGregor's record
Total 24
Wins 21
By knockout 18
By submission 1
By decision 2
Losses 3
By submission 3

Mayweather's record

Total fights 49
Wins 49
Wins by KO 26
Losses 0

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Re: Boxing

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:45 am

Well that was a fight I'd like to have seen. Mayweather takes McGregor in the 10th by TKO.

It certainly wasn't the mismatch everyone was predicting.

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Post by WildCat » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:19 pm

I admit I watched it for free on periscope. It was interesting, there was a beautiful HD feed for the first 3 rounds, then it was shut down. Found another feed that was almost as good, it was shut down. By the end of the fight it was literally a shot of someone's TV screen and the sound of the fight was supplemented by the shouts of the people in the room with the TV who would occasionally walk in front of the screen.

But there was no way I'd pay $100 to watch a boxing match on TV. I just don't care that much about boxing, I just watched this for the boxer vs. MMA freak show. McGregor did much better than I thought, but Mayweather is 40 now so that certainly had a lot to do with it.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:05 pm

Didn't watch but I wouldn't have expected it to go 10 rounds.
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Post by Doctor X » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:53 am

This just in: The New England Patriots--the World Champ[Get on with it!--Ed.]--will be playing the Los Angeles Dodgers in Super Bowl LII! :hyper:


What?



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Post by WildCat » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:45 am

Hmmmm, is it legal to pick up a blitz with a bat?
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Post by Doctor X » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:23 am

It has to count as holding.

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Re: Boxing

Post by Grammatron » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:32 am

Some people made a lot of money.

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Post by Doctor X » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:52 am

No one who deserved to.

Mayweather is a bucket of liquid shit and MacGreggor just likes to use racist terms "all in good fun." I suppose that is far better than repeatedly beating the shit out of women then claiming that since no video exists--see Ray Rice--it was all made up and "Big Daddy will judge him."

Yet they laugh all the way to the bank. Mayweather can afford all of the child support, hospital bills, and "oh officer, I'm sorry, I did not mean that and don't pay attention to my 10 year-old who witnessed and reported it all."

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Post by Pyrrho » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:15 am

I knew there was a reason I didn't care about this exhibition match.
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Post by Doctor X » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:39 am

The fact that ESPN and Fox and other slathered it all over the place as if it was significant should almost merit placing this whole thread into the Nyarl was RIGHT DOOM thread.

I did find it amusing that Steven J. Smith came on a Boston station that he usually will. He previously denounced St. Tom of Brady for T#H CHE$ATINGS without having read anything about it. He has been a frequent guest in the past and present on a number of t3h sp0rtz topics.

One of the hosts frankly asked him why he has been, well, sucking Mayweather's dick. Going to his home for interviews. Those "special" interviews where he kneeled BEFORE ZOD! before Mayweather and swallowed. Why, with all of that, he has never, ever challenged Mayweather on his repeated beating of women.

Exasperated, Smith claimed he did right after Mayweather was released from, you know, prison, for, you know, pleading "no contest" for, you know, beating the shit out of a woman. Mayweather holds to the fantasy that nolo contendre means "innocent/youse can'ts proves nothings, Skwisgaar!"

There is NO evidences--thanks--of that interview. Funny thing about the Interwebz and modern media is they can find everything including said interview where, surprise, surprise, Smith asked fuck all about it.

Reportedly, at the media cluster-fucks before the fight, Smith told others he refuses to appear on that station ever again.

Oh and I forgot to mention Smith was suspended for suggesting that women should take responsibility for pushing their men to hitting them in response to Ray Rice's knocking out his fiance. You know, Smith has sisters who back-sass a lot.

But, you know, deflated balls that were not actually deflated! Colin Kapearfuck cannot get a job because he sucks! Need to fight that! Women? Man, if they just SHUT UP WHEN I DONE TOLD THEM THE FIRST TIME RIGHT?!!!!

Pathetic.

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Re: Boxing

Post by Grammatron » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:21 pm

Minor point of correction -- I can't believe you got me defending the Stephen A Smith -- but Smith was (and I believe still is) critical of Kaepernick particularly after Kaepernick revealed he wasn't registered to vote.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:29 pm

So, I am not a sports guy so tell me if I am misunderstanding this...

Mayweather is a professional boxer. He boxes for a living and that's what he trains for all the time. Correct?

McGregor is an MMA fighter. Which means not a boxer. He may or may not incorporate boxing into his style, I don't know. But boxing is not his main thing, it is, at best, a sideline. Correct?

And people are surprised that the professional boxer beat the not-a-boxer? I am not getting why this is such a big deal.
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Post by ed » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:40 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:So, I am not a sports guy so tell me if I am misunderstanding this...

Mayweather is a professional boxer. He boxes for a living and that's what he trains for all the time. Correct?

McGregor is an MMA fighter. Which means not a boxer. He may or may not incorporate boxing into his style, I don't know. But boxing is not his main thing, it is, at best, a sideline. Correct?

And people are surprised that the professional boxer beat the not-a-boxer? I am not getting why this is such a big deal.
When they fought according to the rules of boxing it is a ho-hum, I think. Otherwise the MMA guy would have kicked his ass.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:46 pm

Well yeah, I should have written "And people are surprised that the professional boxer beat the not-a-boxer at boxing"

If they had fought an MMA match I would likewise assume the MMA guy would beat the not-an-MMA guy
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Re: Boxing

Post by Grammatron » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:53 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:Well yeah, I should have written "And people are surprised that the professional boxer beat the not-a-boxer at boxing"

If they had fought an MMA match I would likewise assume the MMA guy would beat the not-an-MMA guy
The Vegas odds were about 95% in favor of Mayweather, so no one is really surprised. The hype machine made it seems like there would be a chance and some people were foolish enough to buy into that hype.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:56 pm

I guess the part I am having trouble understanding is why this was a thing to begin with. Again, not a sports guy but watching a professional (whatever) beat a non-professional (whatever) at that sport wouldn't make for a very exciting match up.
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Post by Grammatron » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:17 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:I guess the part I am having trouble understanding is why this was a thing to begin with. Again, not a sports guy but watching a professional (whatever) beat a non-professional (whatever) at that sport wouldn't make for a very exciting match up.
UFC is very popular. McGregor is very popular and good at hype. Mayweather and McGregor spent a year building the hype and brand, and then cashed in. It's that simple.

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Re: Boxing

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:58 pm

And it was a damn good fight, from what I hear. McGregor took the first four rounds. And had he connected--which he didn't--he'd have knocked Mayweather out. But Mayweather boxed while McGregor tried to fight. The results were predictable ... predicted.

It was a worthy fight.

And for those that bitch about promotion? N fucking FL

It's all promotion else we would not watch it.